"We've done well at Sonoma, and it's one of my favorite racetracks. I've won a lot of races there in other series. I got my top finish of second in the Cup series there, so I'm definitely looking forward to racing there. Road racing is something I really enjoy doing. Sonoma is a fun, technical racetrack. And it's a place where we can definitely bring home a good finish for Love's Travel Stops. My wife and I are going to go out to California early and having a little mini vacation before the race, so we're looking forward to that, too."
JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has nine Sprint Cup starts at Sonoma Raceway ... The 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course is the site of his best Cup career finish -- a second-place result in 2008 ... The California native also has two wins in the K&N Pro Series West and one win in the NASCAR Southwest Series at Sonoma ... Love's Travel Stops returns as primary sponsor of the No. 38 for Sunday's race.